City of Live Oak – Community Development Director
|POSITION TITLE||Community Development Director|
|FUNCTIONAL AREA||Planning & Zoning|
|PAY RANGE||Minimum: Determined by City Manager|
|APPROVED/UPDATED||December 22, 2020|
Under the administrative direction of the City Manager; responsible for the overall management, supervision, operation, planning, organizing and budgeting of the Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement, Community Redevelopment and Planning/Building assistant and other support staff. The primary function is performance of technical and professional planning work to implement, administer and enforce the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations and Code of Ordinances, with an emphasis on facilitating future growth and development in the City. This position also provides oversight and direction for the City’s Code Enforcement Officer, CRA Staff, Planning Assistant and Annex Receptionist positions housed in the Annex Building for the City; and also day-to-day collaboration with the City’s Building Official and Department. Over time, work may be performed with considerable independence. Incumbent exercises considerable latitude in judgment and decision-making within established policies, procedures, rules, and regulation; however, the City Manager will also function to guide, direct and mentor for a prescribed period. Work is reviewed through observation, conference, reports, and for results obtained.
Supervision Received and Exercised
This position reports directly to the City Manager. Under the direction of the Community Development Director: a Code Enforcement Officer, CRA Staff, Planning Staff and Annex Receptionist are supervised.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsibility to manage the Planning and Zoning Department. This includes: processing all development related inquiries and requests – new businesses, new construction projects, redevelopment projects, etc. for residential and commercial.
- Responsibility to disseminate information as requested to a variety of customers and entities. Must be competent in accurate and timely answers to questions pertaining to adopted codes and maps.
- Responsibility to review and approve engineered site-plans, including: coordination and information, comments and corrections and associated public hearings. Also must internally track and circulate plans to other City Departments, and conduct inspections for development on-site.
- Responsibility to evaluate any property sought to be occupied or developed, regardless of use, using data records and maps on file, as well as site conditions.
- Responsibility to oversee all aspects of 911 addressing for the City, and tracking all the records on the in-house GIS Map program.
- Responsibility to manager, utilize and update the ArcView GIS/Geographic Information System Map software records pertaining to Planning and Zoning data and occasional utility data entries or updates.
- Responsibility to oversee all aspects of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations.
- Responsibility to oversee and present all aspects of Planning Department application processing and required public hearings for such.
- Responsibility to substantially contribute or oversee special city projects and initiatives, Inter-City department coordination and Code of Ordinance and Resolution research, writing and presentations to various Boards including the City Council for possible adoption.
- Responsibility to oversee and supervise a Planning and Building Assistant position and an Annex Receptionist position.
- Responsibility to oversee many aspects of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and any related CRA Staff positions, under the direction of the City Manager.
- Responsibility to oversee many aspects of the Code Enforcement Department, and a Code Enforcement Officer position, under the direction of the City Manager.
- Works with the Certified Building Official regarding plan review, permit issuance and inspections.
- Works in collaboration with other City Departments such as: Public Works, Police, Fire, Finance, Contracted City Engineering, Parks and Recreation and other related arms of the City Administration.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, government, architecture, engineering or related degree.
- Three years’ experience in City, County, State government or private firm: planning, land use, redevelopment, or other related field.
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification desirable.
Other Required Competencies
- Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of public planning.
- Extensive knowledge of Florida Statutes and City ordinances, plans and regulations.
- Knowledge of the techniques required in map, survey, plat, plan and blue-print reading, as well as preparation of maps, charts, sketches and reports.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Arc View GIS software.
- Must have valid State of Florida Driver License
Working Conditions and Physical Factors
- Work is primarily performed indoors in an office environment. Some field work necessary for project evaluation and inspection.
- Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone, e-mail and personal contact.
- Requires physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office-related equipment, such as, but not limited to Computer P.C. – desktop and laptop, telephone – desk and smartphone, copier/scanner/fax, measuring tape and wheel, drive city vehicle, erect hearing signage with hammer/spike.
- Requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and repetitive motion; occasional lifting of light objects up to 10 pounds.
The minimum requirements may be waived by the City Manager. The City of Live Oak reserves the right to update and/or change this job description at any time. The City of Live Oak is an equal Employment Opportunity employer and Drug-Free Workplace.